Trends

December 19, 2022

How Sensory Design Can Create Efficient Workplaces

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Work Design Magazine’s website on April 29, 2022. At the start of the pandemic, remote work was an adjustment for many employees. However, after forming new habits and routines, people began to embrace the flexibility that working from home can offer. Workplace habits continue to shift, with work-from-home being an…

December 13, 2022

Color Spotlight: Nourishing Greens

Color trends can be tricky to navigate – what’s in, what’s out and, most importantly, what works for a particular space? Natalie Makowski, Product Design Manager for Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, shines a spotlight on emerging global color trends, exploring how to apply these tones to commercial spaces. Take nourishing green, which has become…

August 5, 2022

Seven Design Themes on Display at NeoCon 2022

It’s clear that hybrid work is here to stay and will continue to influence our workplaces of the future. As a result, commercial furniture and product manufacturers showed their willingness to embrace this new frontier with fresh introductions at NeoCon 2022. Amid the new products on display, several themes—some recurring, others new—stood out. The design…

January 28, 2022

Grandmilliennial Style: Tradition with a Twist

Whether inspired by new directions in fashion or disenchanted with the impersonal look of the minimalist interiors that dominate the feeds of so many design influencers, a countervailing nostalgia-fueled aesthetic known as “grandmillennial” style has been on the rise in recent years, making an impact not only on residential interiors but also on various commercial…

October 4, 2021

Warm Neutrals Bring a Sense of Calm to Changing Environments

Color trends come and go, but neutral hues are always perennial favorites in both residential and commercial settings. Still, preferences in neutral colors — like taupe, gray, beige, and tan — also experience nuanced shifts in popularity. And lately, designers and manufacturers have observed a clear movement toward warmer neutrals, particularly in the workplace. Unlike…